Takes issue with remark - Catholic Courier

Takes issue with remark

To the editor:

Once again I take up my pen to correct yet another oversight on the part of Jann Armantrout, who, in the article in the October 2007 issue of the Catholic Courier, was quoted as follows: “Armantrout added that failing to voice CLE priorities might even lead to a massive loss of life comparable to Germany and Russia during World War II.”

It seems that someone has real problems with the truth of World War II, ignoring the fact that Germany and Russia were the aggressors in 1939 and that millions of Poles were slaughtered, of which no mention is made.

There was an article published in the London Telegraph (July 17, 2007) about the efforts of a little Polish woman to make a film about 1,700,000 Poles deported to Russia in 1940. These were just some of the victims of Nazi and Russian cruelty. I met a few while serving in the WAAF.

Please show less bias towards the murderers and a little more concern for the millions of victims when writing about World War II.

Joyce Szwagiel

Drummond Street


EDITOR’S NOTE: The citation in question was not a direct quote from Armantrout and may been phrased somewhat ambiguously. The sentence was meant to refer to the loss of life caused by Germany and Russia because their citizens did not stand up to their governments.

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